The success rate of a myofascial flap in the reconstruction of a surgically created paramedian full thickness abdominal wall defect in the dog was evaluated. The myofascial flap originated from the lumbar part of the external abdominal oblique muscle. The full thickness defect was induced in five clinically healthy dogs. The physiological vital signs, the amount of drainage, haematological changes and viability of the graft were assessed postoperatively. The dog were observed for 6 months, for signs of complications related to the graft technique. The reconstructive surgery using this kind of myofascial flap was found successful, as no postoperative complications were observed.
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